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YEP – Young Enterprise Program is a short name for an innovative and participated action in the field of social and labour inclusion of young people, carried out at local and European level. Both interventions are led by ICEI.
YEP aims at promoting new practices to support youth entrepreneurship, specifically for those young people who neither studying or working, in the cities of Milan, Madrid and Lisbon.
The initiative offers aspiring young entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend specific training on how to start a business, followed by an incubation stage for the most innovative ideas.
The beneficiaries are young people who are not currently engaged in training or working activities and thus are more at risk of social and economic exclusion, with particular focus on those living in suburban areas, including second generation and migrant youth.
At European level, the project is officially called Multi-sectorial partnership for capacity development to enhance entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable youth in Milan, Lisbon and Madrid and it is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (KA2 Strategic Partnerships in the field of Youth).
The local level is linked to the Italian project, based in Milan and officially called IN^3 (INcuba): INcubation of social INnovation enterprises for socio-economic INclusion of young people, co-funded by Cariplo Foundation and Giulini Foundation.